Neolithic Vinča Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 9.1 cm high
Price: 3 200 Euro
Ref: 5175
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation by Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Anthropomorphic figure of the Vinča culture of dark clay. The cylindrical statuette with a flat base, on the sides protruding, short arms and a large head with a flattened back. The triangular face with a broad, prominent nose and deeply pierced, round eyes. On the back the buttock is accentuated with dents. The rare depiction with exceptionally large eyes, possibly once with inlays, in the typical mask-like face. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for cult purposes and served as fertility idols. From the area of Supska-Stublina.